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RCSI Prof Siobhan Glavey

The RCSI has announced the appointment of Prof Siobhan Glavey (pictured) as Chair and Professor in the Department of Pathology. Prof Glavey takes on the new appointment alongside her role as a Consultant Haematologist at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.

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Undergraduate Quercus College Scholarship at UCC

The College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork (UCC), has announced 38 students have received an Undergraduate Quercus College Scholarship. The scholarship publicly acknowledges the academic achievement of students who have obtained the highest overall aggregate score in the summer exams of the previous year. One recipient is Ms Amy Brennan (pictured), a final…

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Dr Gabrielle Colleran receiving the Covid-19 vaccine

Pictured is Consultant Paediatric Radiologist and Medical Independent (MI) columnist Dr Gabrielle Colleran receiving a Covid-19 vaccine at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, from Midwife Ms Aoife Lennon earlier this month. Speaking recently to MI, Dr Colleran, who is also IHCA Vice President, said public hospitals are currently “facing an emergency situation” caused…

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Covid-19 staff vaccinations started at Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) on 5 January 2021.

Covid-19 staff vaccinations started at Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) on 5 January 2021. Ms Louise Power (pictured), Arthroplasty Nurse Specialist, became the first staff member in TUH to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. She was vaccinated by her colleague Ms Vivienne Dick, Clinical Nurse Facilitator. The hospital plans to deliver the first dose of the…

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St James’s Hospital Dublin

St James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed a new energy performance contract (EPC) with Veolia in partnership with the Carbon and Energy Fund Ireland (CEFI). The 20-year contract to operate and maintain energy efficient equipment was awarded to Veolia after a competitive public tendering process and the EPC implementation is the largest of its kind…

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The IMO

The IMO’s membership of specialists and specialist registrars in public health medicine have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, up to and including strike action. The results of a special ballot on this issue were announced on Friday, 27 November and showed that 94 per cent voted in favour of industrial action. Pictured is…

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White Coat Ceremony

Future frontline healthcare professionals come together at virtual White Coat Ceremony: More than 580 RCSI students recently took part in a virtual White Coat Ceremony at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences. The White Coat Ceremony is undertaken as a commencement ceremony for all medicine, physiotherapy, pharmacy and physician associate students – to mark…

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RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Clinician researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences have developed, for the first time, a score that can accurately predict which patients will develop a severe form of Covid-19. The study was published in The Lancet’s translational research journal EBioMedicine last month. The measurement, called the Dublin-Boston score, is designed to enable clinicians…

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Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) and Galway Primary Care

As part of the Sláintecare-funded expansion of the heart failure service developed by Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) and Galway Primary Care, an echocardiogram and holter monitoring service has been rolled out to three primary care centres in Galway (Ballinasloe, Mountbellew, Portumna) and to Monksland in Roscommon. Pictured L-R are: Dr Aidan Flynn, Consultant Cardiologist, PUH;…

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